varroa mite

var·roa mite

noun \ˈva-rə-wə-\

Definition of VARROA MITE

:  any of a genus (Varroa) of parasitic Asian mites that suck the hemolymph of honeybees and their larvae; especially :  one (V. destructor) of worldwide distribution that is a serious pest of the European honeybee


New Latin Varrou, from Marcus Terentius Varro
First Known Use: 1985


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